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>> reporter: on this tape, shot last december, in the midst of her affair with the four-star general running the cia, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. in a previous infomercial six years ago she had no speaking part and simply demonstrated the gun. officials at the company located in virginia beach, said broadwell has no official affiliation with them. but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. watch dog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friend with her. anyone in the agencies would know this is some one, petraeus will be favorable towards. >> broadwell is not the only woman who seems to have tried to been frit from ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley used the name in the summer to broker a contract for $4 billion energy
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facility with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman, adam victor. >> ms. kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in -- in this position. and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels that they were essentially doing a favor for general petraeus. >> reporter: the new york businessman broke off dealing with kelley when she asked for an $80 million commission. no immediate comment from kel y kelley. a source said he had nothing to do with jill kelley's deal and had asked her to stop throwing his name around. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> apparently she was throwing it around. the name that is. >> careful. careful -- the company you keep. and also, one of the big issues here exactly what the administration knew. the white house response to benghazi was clumsy. and petraeus reportedly said, he never gave any talking points at
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all to susan rice the u.s. ambassador. and, i'm sorry, the u.n. ambassador for the u.s. and says he almost knew immediately this was a terror attack. what he tells congress behind closed doors today should be interesting to shedding some very credible light on what happened there. he was in charge at the time. visited, recently, even after, this whole scandal was coming to light. so, fascinating to be a flay on that wall today should be interesting. >> he is reportedly very eager to disseminate information and discovery over in libya and to share the time line of events as well. >> indeed. we will stay on top of that. fighting between israel and palestinian has come to a temporary halt. israeli officials agreed to stop the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in
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gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will pay a $4.5 billion fine and plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from the explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig in 2010. 11 workers were killed. 172 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the gulf of mexico over 85 days. bp still faces a larger fine for violating the clean water act. we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there and praised new
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yorkers for their toughness and resilience. >> half of the fatalities in the new york city area happened on staten island. they were really devastated. deadline issued to striking hostess workers has come and gone. and so far nobody is budging. >> that's it. hostess told employees if they did not get back to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern last night the company would move to shut its doors for good. the picket lines are still up. hostess says it will announce its next move later this morning. so, meantime, we are just left to savor, all of the goodness from hostess. what are these? obviously. twinkie here. the hohos. >> don't call me that. >> susie q. is that what it is called, zach. >> where is the ding-dong? you should know something about that. >> your favorite. >> dispel a myth. thought these didn't have a shelf life. they would stay good forever.
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>> have to grab my ding-dong. >> grab your ding-dong. >> sorry, susie -- ding-dong. >> where is the other? >> i don't know my own ding-dong, that is embarrassing. >> twinkies do expire. good for a month on the shelf. did you know that? >> thought they lasted 40 years. >> they don't. a myth. i want to dispell it. a month. >> most things last longer than my deng dong. tell you about baseball cy young awards yesterday. might as well go with mvp now. national league, buster posey, catcher of the world series. champion san francisco giants. and he was also the first catcher in 70 years to win the batting title. >> in the american league, cab cabrera of the detroit tigers led in hitting, home runs, rbis on the way to a big world series.
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didn't see a lot of that show uppen the world series. awe uh true dat. >> boys of summer to toys of forever. meet the newest class of the toy, toy hall of fame. >> action figures darth vader, "star wars" and dominoes are this year's winners and will take their place alongside barbie to mr. potato head at the toy hall of fame in rochester, new york. sorry, got some twin keys caught in my throat. >> don't choke. coming up a classic match playing out since the dawn of time. man versus monster. >> first one of our own, senior white house correspondents, jake tapper spending some time last night on the couch with our friend, jimmy kimmel! it's all next on "world news now." is that your ding-dong? >> paula, get a -- yeah. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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welcome back, abc's white house correspondent jake tapper is just out with a new book about an attack on a remote u.s. military base in afghanistan. >> the book is called "the outpost an untold story of american valor." and jake talked with jimmy kimmel about the surreal experience of writing a book about afghanistan. >> you interviewed hundred of people including people who aren't necessarily on our side. >> right. i did interview an insurgent or two. >> how do you interview an insurgent? are they on craigslist over there, or how do you get them? >> i had a fixer. and the fixer was from this, this remote region, called nuristan, from where "the man who would be king" the kipling novela. and the movie. and the fixer found an
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insurgent. so bizarre. sitting in my nice little study with my computer on. my mac. and i am skyping with an insurgent. one of the many guys who has come and reconciled with the government. he is no longer an insurgent. so, not like i know where the bad guy is. he is actually now, he is >> in the book, the nuristanis, and the different culture from afghanistan. >> they are cut off. they don't want any boepd thedy. last ones to convert to islam. they are a rebellious people. the outfit that i profile outseed of it. hollowed out shells of former soviet personnel carriers. for a lot of the soldiers was not reassuring. >> so they're not watching cable news. they're not getting cnn and al-jazeera in those places? >> short wave radio.
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depend on the town. it's cut off from a lot of civilization. >> the thing i love about that too, and, congratulations, jake on the book. he was inspired to write it. news of the attack where eight soldiers were killed came out on the same day that his son was born back in 2009. really, motivation for the book came from his heart. as a dad. so, i think that was interesting, the genesis of it. >> we thank jake for telling some of the story that would otherwise be untold. all too many of them. >> that is for sure. coming up next, a journey into the deepest, darkest jungle. >> what it takes to survive in the amazon, sorting out the monsters from the myths.
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you don't have to go to outer space to find new exotic forms of life. in the amazon, new species are
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found every three days. but it ain't easy. >> no it is not. abc's matt gutman traveled to the heart out jungle with a man who sorts out the myths from the monsters. >> reporter: blood thirsty beasts that feed on human flesh, aquatic assassins that drag swimmers to their deaths. myths you might say. but some times truth is stranger than fiction. that's where richard terry comes in. richard host of "man v monster" and travels the globe to unravel the mysteries behind the myths. >> it is a great reason to find out the truth to hear their stories and try to work out what has been frightening them. rancher >> reporter: richard will show me what it takes to survive a night in the amazon. he was investigating a creature attacking villagers. including this young boy. >> he one is his canoe. a splash. checking his nets. look to see what it was he was
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attacked from the water. >> reporter: he didn't see the animal that attacked him. whatever it was it left its bite mark. an important clue as richard began his investigation. >> i can see it thrashing around. he has his first suspect, the world's largest freshwater fish, weighing in at 400 pound. could this be the culprit. >> doesn't have a mouth big enough for the bite mark on his leg. >> reporter: on our own monster quest we find plenty, admittedly of men chur variety. like these bullman ants. >> look at the mandibles. >> delivers the world's most painful insect bite. and fish catcher spiders. >> think where you put your hand. they're all over the place. >> reporter: to survive you need to eat. we head to the water to catch our dinner. when we notice red eyes glowing a few feet away. before we know it, samuel grabbed the monster with his bare hand and hauled it back on our boat. a cayman, a relative of the
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crocodile. locals eat young ones. adult caymans have been known to eat the locals. >> look at the size of his head there. so distinctive, this is a black cayman. serious contender to be the creature attacking people. the closest i have got yet. but it is just not long enough to match what people have been describing. >> reporter: richard's search for the real monster will have to continue. in the meantime my attempt to survive a night in the jungle, now hinges on samuel's ability to catch our dinner. >> no. >> no, he didn't. there is dinner. >> reporter: a master monster hunter i am not. it is time to cut my losses and leave the jungle life to the pros. you know what they say, when the going gets tough, the tough find the nearest barbecue joint. i'm matt gutman in the amazon. >> yeah. >> what are they eating there? what kind of barbecue? >> who knows.
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man, one of the assignments, matt is a belter man than i am. i applaud his bravery. >> you wouldn't do that? >> no. >> go down in the amazon. >> i don't get on the subway. "the mix" is next. we'll be back. ♪
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the little kids a little too hyper. yeah. >> they got to be worried about marketing caffeine to kids. cracker jacks, a kids snack. >> kids snack. >> all the news. five hour energy. whether deaths were linked to the drink. maybe the timing isn't great. but sound kind of tasty. >> this one is specifically marketed to adults. not little johnnies. >> that's good. hopefully dent need any caffeine to stay up with us. with that, always, our friday, enjoy your polka. >> everyone here at miloski's farm, listen up. ♪ here's my visual cliche like the pilgrims used to say it's the turkey polka ♪ ♪ smell that gravy in the pan overdose on triptifan ♪ ♪ sunset that's the turkey polka ♪ ♪ turkeys are such stupid bird
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this morning on "world news now" -- david petraeus in his own word. the former cia director is on capitol hill today. >> one subject he will definitely be talking about is the deadly attack against americans in libya. it's friday, november 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." well in just a few hours from now petraeus will testify behind closed doors to lawmakers and whether he will have anything to say about of course that ongoing sex scandal remans to be seen. lawmakers saying they want to focus strictly on benghazi, not the scandal. we will see how it plays out. good friday morning, everybody,
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i'm rob nelson. >> oh, i love the sound of that. >> friday it is. >> and your name. >> made it through another week. >> lawmakers in the house and senate hatch lots of questions for him no doubt about that. as he said, he is rob, i think i paula. >> a very serious situation in the middle east. israeli forces and palestinian militants trading fire with deadly effect. the powder keg is burning once again. never a stable situation there. now people worried about the, the potential of an all-out war. so the eyes of the world clearly, back in that region of the world again. >> hamas saying they opened the gates of hell by killing their top leaders well. so looks like that situation just escalating. bp pleading guilty in connection with the massive gulf oil spill. it is going to cost the companies billions more than it has already spent. and the government's investigation is not over yet. >> that was the criminal side of things. the civil matter, still,
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pending. we will get into that in a second. then lighten things up on this friday by marking a milestone in the effort to get more kids reading. we have got a look at a decade's old program that is trying to improve children's lives one book at a time. but before all of that, david petraeus will be on the defensive when he appears this morning before top lawmakers on capitol hill. he is being called on the carpet over of course the cia's role in the benghazi attack. >> but he is also expected to face questions about the affair which led to his resignation. with a preview we are joined by sunland miller. >> good morning, rob, paula. today is the day. it will be the first time we see general petraeus in public since this scandal breck exactly one week ago. general petraeus today, faces capitol hill. the former cia director will testify behind closed doors, separately before the house and senate intelligence committees this morning.
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the focus is sta pupposed to be the attack in benghazi this september. >> petraeus went to tripoli interviewed man of the people as i understand it that were involved. so the opportunity to get his views, i think are very important. is very important. >> reporter: after admitting to his affair and resigning from his position, many in congress say the focus will also now be on the scandal that has rocked washington this week. according to sources, petraeus admits his wrongdoing with at fair. he told a friend, quote, i really screwed up. but many in congress are saying more need to be answered. and will ask specifically if his affair with paula broadwell ever compromised national security. attorney general eric holder is also under fire. having to answer questions as to why the fbi waited so long to,0to tell president obama the affair was being uncovered. >> we made the determination as
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we were going through the matter that was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: petraeus will first testify in front of the house this morning at 7:30 a.m. eastern time. he will then be quickly ushered to the senate side for his second testimony of the day. rob, paula. >> all right, sundland, thank you. an interesting report came out yesterday, too. that petraeus report lead through a source said that he knew almost immediately that this was a terror attack, not something in relation to that an i islam film obviously would be contradicting what we heard from white house officials and ambassador susan rice. it should be very interesting tomorrow what kind of time line he lays out. and when those assessments came in that this really was a terror attack. there were 20 reports said look related to the movie. look, we quickly proved those false. and we thought it was a terror attack. so it is -- take away the affair. his testimony tomorrow, though we will hear it, should be incredibly important. >> he is reportedly eager to lay out the time line and share his testimony of what happened as
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well. but the senate intelligence committee, they did see a video, as to the time line and kind of how they visualized things that happened. would not comment on whether or not, ambassador chris stevens, was included in that video, actual legitimate visuals of him. but, it's interesting, this one is going to be close. but in two more weeks, the week after next, two weeks from now, two more hearings. those are expected to be open. this is closed. >> folks wonder where the benghazi matter is heading. beside petraeus's testimony on capitol hill. there are four senate committees looking into this. some senators calling for a special watergate style super committee of sorts to look night. lawmakers are seriously prying into this to get hopefully to, to the truth. so, stay tuned as we would look to say here in tv land. president obama has invited congressional leaders from both parties to the white house today for a summit on the nation's looming fiscal cliff. $500 billion in tax hikes along
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with deep spending cuts are set to kick in january 1st if they've don't reach a deal. both side say they're willing to look for compromises. the markets of course have been very jittery worried there will not be a resolution by that deadline in just a few weeks. less than 50 days now. overseas now a question who blinks first in the increasingly violent conflict between israel and the palestinians. >> israeli officials warn they're ready for a ground invasion if hamas does not stop firing missiles into the country. fighting between the two side escalated sharply yesterday. with a first-ever militant attack on the tel aviv area. we'll of course have much more on the growing tension coming up later in this half-hour of the show. federal investigators are heading to the scene of a tragic accident in texas. where a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. four people were killed. 17 hurt. when the union pacific train hit the float at a crossing after
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sounding its horn. the railroad said the crossing gates and lights were working and it is not clear if the train crew saw the float. but there are some reports that the sirens from the police escort were so loud that they could not hear the train. signaling it was incoming. >> that kind of accident strikes me as totally avoidable. you have a lot of questions how that could possibly happen with a preplanned event right there. >> people jumping off the float. then those handicapped in wheelchairs incapacitated and sitting ducks. >> that is awful. other news this morning. it is the largest criminal resolution ever for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. >> bp will pay $4.5 billion for the oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and decimated the gulf of mexico back in 2010. and more fines could be on the way. abc's karen travers has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. bp says it spent more than $14 billion to lessen the impact of the 2010 oil spill. and yesterday, the government
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said, they're going to pay $4 billion more. over 2 1/2 years ago, this was the horrific scene in the gulf of mexico. the april 2010 explosion of bps deep water horizon. 50 miles off the coast of louisiana, killed 11 workers and sent about 200 million gallons of crude oil into the water. the british oil giant admitted it was negligent. >> bp has agreed to plead guilty to all 14 criminal charges. including responsibility for the deaths of 11 people. the company has also agreed to pay $4 billion in fines and penalties. >> reporter: that include nearly $1.3 billion in criminal fines. the largest total criminal resolution in u.s. history. the spill had a devastating impact on the gulf coast fishing industry. it was the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. >> bp made a tragic situation
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worse. >> reporter: two bp employees were charged with manslaughter for negligence in the superve supervision of safety tests before the well exploded. a third bp was charged with obstruction of congress and making false statements to investigators about the flow rate of oil to the gulf. en a statement, the bp chairman said the company believes the resolution is in its best interest and that of its shareholders. but attorney general eric holder made it clear this is not the end. >> our criminal investigation remains ongoing. >> reporter: almost all of the money that bp will pay in the settlement will go to the states and gulf coast affected by the oil spill. rob, paula, back to you. >> long awaited money for sure. one air force pilot is alive after safely effecting when his stealth fighter crashed in florida. the crash site remains off-limits. but a still photo shows smoke in the distance. the f-22 raptor went down near tindall air force base, south of
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panama city. no word on what caused the $190 million fighter to crash. the army is just out with very troubling new numbers on soldier suicide this year. at the end of last month, more active duty soldiers had taken their own lives than in allf last year. 166 suicides through october. one more than in 2011. earlier this fall, the army ordered a service wide stand down day. requiring soldiers to learn about suicide prevention. >> just tragic. there is more bad news from the u.s. postal service. the mail agency had a record $16 billion net loss for the past fiscal year. the postal service wants congress to allow it to close facilities and cut the days it delivers mail. first-class mail volume is down significantly. >> bad news from those guys. hostess issued an ultimatum. striking workers did not blink. >> the company said come back to
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work by 5:00 p.m. eastern last night or it would move to shut down for good. workers stayed on the picket lines. and now hostess says it won't announce its next move until later this morning. 18,000 jobs are at stake. wonder if they were trying to call their bluff. >> workers didn't go though. didn't bend. of course, you know, the threat of -- of us losing our twinkies. we had to make a run. if they do close down we will not be the only ones. making a run for it. >> interesting, interesting. original twinkies were filled with banana cream filling. >> your favorite. >> i love banana cream pie. my favorite. bananas were scarcen world war ii. went to vanilla. so popular they stayed with it. >> look at you. a hostess historian. >> food aficionado. >> a ho-stess. >> with the mo-stess. >> christiane amanpour in the middle east. details straight ahead.
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>> this half-hour, "insomniac theater." what "twilight" fans have been waiting for, for so long. well the wait is over. stick around. ♪ for a thousand years and i will for a thousand more ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. ♪ all along i believed
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welcome back, everyone. the world's tinder box has ignited again. israel and palestinians in gaza are lobbing hundred of rockets at each other. >> a war that threatens to pull in its neighbors and possibly the united states as well. abc's global affairs anchor christian am pour issen jerusalem where you can imagine, tensions are extremely high. >> reporter: after days of tit for tat attacks between israel and palestinians in gaza, the israeli military stepped up, operation pillar of defense. its first target was al-jabari, a military chief for hamas. israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed
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so far were children. including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc who asked, what did my son do to die like this? the hamas leader vowed revenge telling reporters, israel started this war but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have a plan in place and they will regret what they did. and hamas made good on the threat launching a rocket attack on tel aviv, israel's largest city where residents crouched in fear. israeli troops were seen making their way to the gaza border. a grim indication that a ground war may be next. this battle which is playing out against the background of an impending election in israel is the worst fighting the region has seen in years. back in washington, president obama has been having calls with leaders across the middle east. >> i want to express my pari
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appreciate to president obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. of course in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody.
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as we all know we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives. >> one group set out to remedy that. yesterday it reached a milestone. bringing smiles to 100 million boys and girls. abc's terry moran has the story. >> reporter: you remember, your first book. a moment filled with bright dreams and possibilities. and in washington, d.c. these children began living those dreams. >> little tiny baby bird. i didn't see that. >> reporter: kalia is one of millions of american girls and boys, books are luxuries in many of their homes. >> we are here to celebrate the 100 millionth book. >> reporter: she founded first books bringing books to children
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in need, 100 million books now and counting. >> i have seen the light in their eyes go on. they can't belief they got to keep books of their own. >> reporter: it makes a lifelong difference. studies show a child's ability to understand stories jumps 20% when there are books in the home. way back in 1992, crystal stewart got a book from first books. she was the oldest of four kids of a working mom. and sheep just loved to read. still does. it almost sound like reading helped you get away from the tough parts of your childhood? >> it did. >> reporter: chase kennedy received the official 100 millionth book. >> green eggs and ham! they become voters. they can get jobs. a tremendously empowering thing for some body to become a reader. >> reporter: congratulations. >> thank you. >> reporter: you are welcome. our children, our future, what dreams they carry away.
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terry moran, abc news, washington. >> power of a book. >> absolutely a lifelong passport to success. learning how to read. >> what does that say? >> we'll be back. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too.
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during child birth he turns her into a vampire. the baby is half human, half vamp. and allegedly supposed to be like the future spouse of taylor lautner. bella has become a vampire. they're telling her this is what you need to do to act like a vampire. because they don't breathe. it's, involves their posture, they have red eyes. here's what you need to do to act like you are human. >> hold your breath. it will help with the thirst. don't forget to move your shoulders so it looks like you're breathing. >> don't sit so straight. humans don't do that. >> okay. i got it. >> so, the ap says it is by far the best film in the series. doesn't mean it is necessarily good. the director, bill condin lets
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his freak flag fly. the l.a. times says, breaking dawn 2 doesn't take itself so seriously more humor. >> crazy climax in the end of the movie, too. and different kind of movie sheer "silver lining" and the bradley cooper character, is getting discharged from a psychiatric facility by his mother. start a new life, goes back to his childhood home, tries to reunite with his wife, off his med. interesting situation. meets jennifer lawrence character, a young widow, all the emotional turmoil stems from there. take a listen. >> how is your job? >> i -- i am having sex with everybody in the office. >> everybody? >> i was very depressed after tommy died. it was a lot of people. >> you don't have to tell me about it. >> thanks. >> how many were there? >> 11. >> i know. >> real self-starter, jennifer.
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this morning on "world news now," deadly days in the middle east. palestinians and israelis are trading fire. >> it is the heaviest spat of violence in four years and there is no sign that it is going to end anytime soon. it's friday, november 16th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." well we are talking about hundreds of missiles being fired into israel and dozens of air
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strikes against targets in the hamas ruled gaza strip. good friday morning, everyone, i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. a serious matter addressed to day on capitol hill, that is where former cia director, david petraeus will tell lawmakers about the deadly attack against americans in benghazi back in september. what else he is maybe asked about who knows. lawmakers insist their focus will be strictly on that attack. >> plus in the wake of super storm sandy, hundreds of thousands of cars destroyed. we will check in on what effect that is having on the used car market. >> very interesting story. could impact consumers nationwide. so that is not a northeast story by any stretch. plus, uh-oh, could there be some trouble in paradise? we are hearing word the marriage of kris and bruce jenner might be on the rocks. now, if that is not a story for a friday "skinny," you tell me what is. >> we would be shocked if that happened right? >> they're classy, sure they will save the breakup for the next season. >> reality tv. >> first, it is another day of
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violence, nearly 100 israeli missiles exploded in gaza city as the death toll climbed to 19. >> on top of that, israel is now threatening to bring in tanks and troops as well to fight on the ground. abc's alex marquardt reports. from gaza city. >> reporter: all day long rockets filled the bright blue sky. gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared as residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli war planes pounded the gaza strip. its targets militant groups, most notably hamas. caught in the cross fire at least 12 civilians including an 11-month-old boy. what did my son do to die like this his father cried? this is what the aftermath of one of the strikes looks like, a massive crater filled with cinder block,
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rebar, the strong smell of diesel fuel, several houses around were damaged very badly and residents here on the street tell us that they hope hamas and groups will keep firing rockets into israel for retaliation. israel says this is a rinse to the almost 800 rockets that had landed in israel from gaza this year alone. this biggest escalation in years began with israel, targeting the car of hamas' top military commander eliminated in the blink of an eye. israel said it is ready to enlarge this operation and there are reports of significant troop movements towards gaza. 30,000 reservists may be called up, the sign that an israeli ground incursion may be imminent. >> abc's alex marquardt reporting from gaza city. our other major story, former cia chief david petraeus heads to capitol hill this morning. his first public appearance since the scandal broke. petraeus is expected to face questions how the cia handled the attack on the consulate in benghazi. we won't be able to hear the
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questions it all takes place behind closed doors. there will be two more hearings, that take place two weeks from now, those will be open. this one won't be. >> interesting too, one of the leading critics of the benghazi situation, senator john mccain, he made headlines yesterday because there was a, closed door hearing yesterday, debriefs for a group of senators on the committee of which he is a member. at the same time he is holding a press conference, blasting the president calling for detail. he is missing the actual meeting where they were debriefing senators about the situation. office called it a scheduling glitch or error of some kind. it was just -- he has been so vocal, how did you miss this particular meeting he kind of had very tense words with a t vchlt producer that made a lot of headlines yesterday. hopefully people will end the news conferences and get to the important part, investigative part of what happened. you know leave the media alone. get to the hard work. >> i think he is part of that congressional committee asking for a watergate style of investigation.
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>> yeah, bring all the committees together. >> petraeus is also speaking for the first time about the affair which ended his career. he tells kyra phillips he screwed up terribly and felt fortunate to have a wife who is far better than he deserves. he told phillips he has not spoken to paula broadwell since the scandal broke and he never passed on classified information. attorney general eric holder under fire for the fbi's role in the benghazi attack. that issue is exactly why the white house and top lawmakers were not told that the head of the cia was being investigated. >> as we went through the investigation, looked at the facts, and, tried to examine them as they developed, we were very, we felt very secure in the knowledge that a national security threat did not exist and largely, the sharing of that information with the white house, or with the hill. >> we also learned that the cia has now launched its own investigation into petraeus
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during his time in the cia. and the army said yesterday it has no interest in calling the retired general back to active duty to pursue adultery charges against him. >> we are learning that the two women caught up in the scandal may have tried to profit from their ties to david petraeus. >> during her affair with petraeus, his biographer, paula broadwell appeared in an infomercial last december for some lightweight machine guns. meanwhile, jill kelley accused of using petraeus' name to try brokering a deal with south korean officials for an energy facility and asking for an $80 million commission, as part of the multibillion dollar deal. we're told after that, petraeus asked kelley to stop throwing his name around. >> interesting, she was trying to broker the deal. the gentleman whom she was speaking to when she asked for the $80 million fee, he is like i knew right away she was inexperienced and unqualified for the job. but she said she had access to
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senior government officials in korea and that petraeus arranged for her to get the position of honorary consul for south korea. >> no one likes a name dropper, you know what i mean. when you are, have positions of that prominence and power and literally national security is at risk, you do have to be, think, the folks will be careful about with whom they associate and who they have as their friend. so, it sound like in some ways both women were trying to, you know, profit, publicity wise and financially from their relationships. so, just gets messier and messier. moving on to a very sad story. witnesses in texas are describing a horrifying scene. at a railroad crossing where a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded war veterans. four people were killed. 17 injured in the accident at a train crossing in midland. the union pacific railroad says the crossing gates and light were working at the time. the national transportation safety board is investigating. however, witnesses say the gates did not come down before the
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float crossed those train tracks. president obama is extending today's deadline now giving states until mid december to decide how they want to proceed with the new health care law. states must create markets for customers to shop for health insurance or, the federal government will do it for them. while some republican-led states are backing off their opposition to the law, at least seven governors say, in their states, they will not set up that exchange. >> here is a look at your friday weather. few showers possible in the mid-atlantic and south florida. east coast, pleasant conditions. rain along the california coastline. >> it is 10 degrees warmer than usual in colorado springs. minneapolis is right where it should be in the mid 40s. honolulu and miami, get jealous in the mid 80s. an amazing soccer goal if we are showing it to you here on "world news now". it happened wednesday night in an exhibition match, between sweden/england. >> this is so awesome. keep your eye on the screen. this is crazy. wait for it.
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boom. that is when sweden's, say, layton ibrahimovic pulled off what is being called the greatest goal ever scored. pulled off his overhead kick from 25 yard away from the goal. coming again. then in true soccer celebration style, of course, pulled off the jersey, we guess he just wanted to show off the major ink he has on his back. >> wait for it. i didn't get to see the ink on his back. can we play the video again? >> you have privacy in your office, you will be able to look at it though. that is incredible. >> his abs were great. >> his what? >> his abs. michael lohan in the skinny may not be good. let's just say -- this one is not good. >> not at all. first, replacing the car that was lost to sandy. more expenses for those who were hit the hardest. stay with us. we will be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
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welcome back, everyone. president obama visited new york yesterday to see the lingering damage from super storm sandy. he took an aerial tour of the areas ravaged by wind, water and fire. and comforted families on staten island where the loss of life was very high. telling them the government would be there for the long haul. >> but one aftershock of the
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super storm that is hitting the survivors hard is also rippling across the country. the price of used cars is now going through the roof. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: for the thousands of families who now need to rebuild their homes after the storm, hurricane sandy's second act feels especially cruel. >> we all lost our cars at the same time we are all trying to get a car. it is a madhouse. >> reporter: many of these families lost their transportation. more than 250,000 personal vehicles were washed away by storm waters. today used car dealerships are busy with storm victims, adding insult to injury, prices are shooting up because of the storm. >> we are expecting to see higher prices of $700 to $1,000 per vehicle. >> reporter: for every six people who walk into the staten island used car dealership to buy a car, five lost their cars to the storm. mid -- michelle and thomas
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licari just bought a used minivan that came with 70,000 miles. >> we were hoping to get something for under $10,000. i wind up spending $13,000. >> reporter: it was a happy moment, but costly too. >> i need a car. i have off to go to work tomorrow. so -- i am planning to suffer. >> reporter: nancy zito lost two cars. today she can only afford one. >> we just don't have the money. >> reporter: it is not just the hurricane zone. experts believe used car prices will rise across the country as dealerships in new york and new jersey drain supplies. michael deville manages a dealership in los angeles. >> the east coast dealers are going to have to buy used cars. they're going to come over here to buy used cars. that may cause a price increase. >> reporter: on staten island, this dealership told us they're trying to work with their customers who are also their neighbors. >> we, as managers, were told from the owner and the family, not to hurt anyone, not to gouge anyone, be fair. this is staten island. >> reporter: the storm has already cost everyone so much. steve osunsami, abc news, new york.
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>> another trick they talk about -- check for water in the headlights of the cars. it can seep in. we have video in from the pat station, major connection for commuters here, new jersey into manhattan, of just how rough it was, you can see the water gushing into the station. give you the extent of the flooding issues post sandy. >> remember tweeting a photo of it coming through the elevator door. fascinating to see the sheer devastation of that. kudos to everybody working around the clock to, to get everything up and running here in the city. >> and the shutdown for several days, not a few weeks, post storm. they have gotten it back up. which is great you can see the extent of the damage. slowly but surely getting there. staten island in a world of pain. hopefully getting life become to normal out there. >> when we come back, a kardashian marriage on the rocks? >> oh, s stunning. >> whichne? >> what is the buzz about kris and bruce jenner.
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♪nny so s ♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome back, everyone. so are bruce jenner and, what did they say? >> this is my story. >> you are doing that one. >> that is all right. you studied up. go ahead.
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>> paul' attention deficit order strikes again. >> we can collaborate. >> you start off. >> bruce jenner and kris kardashian, allegedly might be headed for divorce court, according to the "national enquirer." bruce says he feels that kris treats him like a doormat, constantly belittles his appearance and complains to mutual friend he is a boring old fart. he has consulted a divorce lawyer concerning his 21-year-old marriage to kardashian. >> they've been together a long time. >> two kids. >> yeah, something begins with a k. $155 million fortune. but he is kind of tired and fed up with her. and apparently she has been flaunting some relationships. >> with younger men. >> younger men. >> the kardashian empire is growing so rapidly her ego is a little out of control. maybe the marriage could be headed for splitsville. it is the "national enquirer," always take it with a pound not a grain of salt. we'll see.
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marriages don't have too good of a rep in the kardashian family. so good luck to them. speaking of dysfunctional families, michael lohan, the father of everyone's favorite delinquent, lindsay lohan. apparently he was on a show and took a paternity test, a show in the uk. and the dna test proved he is, in fact, the father of an illegitimate love child, 17-year-old ashley horn, born from an affair he had way back in 1995. followed several years of public dispute between michael and her mother christie. now he is the dad of the 17-year-old. that would be lindsay's stepsister right? so there we go. the lohan family saga which is an episode of "jerry springer" continues to get messier and dirtier and seedier. michael lohan father of the year nominee once again. >> want to collaborate on this one again. >> go for it.
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>> last night on mtv, cast of "the jersey shore" collaborated, if you saw, "restore the shore." the telethon. spawning out of this, donna schroeder, wonderful graphic artist, graphic designer here, her son and his fraternity took it one step further. they attend james madison university. they're selling wristbands. going to try to hold it up. wearing one right now. both of us holding one up. restore the shore. delta sigma phi. >> yes, indeed. restore the shore. it says on here. it has restore the shore, name of the fraternity on the bracelet. raised $2,000 so far. which is great. hopefully help them raise a little more. down there at jmu buy them. go to deltasigjmuservice and click on the donate button. >> very cool. well done, guys. well done, guys. folks in the area need the money. real quick -- back to oprah in the headlines as well, in
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and realize they have general petraeus caught up in this in some form or fashion, and that really caused them to take it all the way through to see what they really had. >> i thought she was getting what other reporters could get. but she was just getting more of it and getting more access and more kind of -- close in access than other reporters got. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country and as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> because i'm an honorary consul general, so i have inviolability. [ indiscernible ] >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> the president, what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts
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from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought you would like to see. >> yeah, well i would like to see him carry wisconsin! i'm so, that was uncalled for, i'm sorry. >> have you been drinking, you smell look a dairy. >> i thought i was having a heart attack. i felt from the first tee to the 18th. i felt lake i was going to pass out. but i didn't have a choice. >> it's as close as we will ever get to the living, breathing person. that so transfixed people. lincoln was not a cardboard cutout. he was not the figure on the $5 bill or the remote statue in the lincoln memorial. >> i cannot wait to see that movie. >> i bet you are going to see the new "twilight" movie. >> no, no, no, no. why start now? >> announcer: this is abc's
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